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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

For intermittent lubrication with an acid brush or hand sprayer, I minimize the mess by placing a 5 gallon plastic bucket under the vise. It catches drips and
Richard Marchi
Sep 11
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15150

Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Yeah I think the main resistance to using lube is the mess that it creates. I don't have any extra guarding or catch trays but one of the nice things about the
John Vreede
Sep 10
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I always cut with a lubricant dripped on every few minutes. So far no tracking problems that I can attribute to swarf build up. I’m actually surprised
David Frantz
Sep 10
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15148

Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Hi all There was a part of this thread that wasn't being covered (until Gerry chimed in!) about the effects of the build-up that liquid coolant/lube causes and
john_vreede
Sep 10
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Hi Jack. Yes it is indeed a possiblty but I've had my saw for about ten years now, used wth intermittent (spray) lube on steel and never had an issue with
gerry waclawiak
Sep 10
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15146

Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

I may have tried a little oil a time or two but not enough to remember.
oldhermit
Sep 9
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15145

Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

I’ve cut structural steel, mild steel, stainless, aluminum, railroad rail, PVC, delrin, HDPE marine plastic and wood all dry with an Irwin bi-metal blade
Carl Hollopeter
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Sometimes the simplest ideas work best!  Looks good to me! ... Sometimes the simplest ideas work best!  Looks good to me! On 9/9/2017 11:05 AM,
Dave
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

I have made a gravity fed oiler system that keeps the blade coated in oil, see: http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/bandsaw-blade-lubricator.html
drmico60
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

I use sulfured cutting oil for all steel cuts, kerosene for thick aluminum cuts. Dry for brass, phenolic, nylon, etc. My volumes are low, so I just apply with
Richard Marchi
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

99.9% of the time I cut dry. I typically only cut mild steel and aluminum. Largest solid i've ever cut was ~5" round mild steel - no coolant (pull up a
joe_dirt1966
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Anything is possible I will have to let someone more in the know answer that.  I suspect it doesn't make that big a difference. Good luck!
Dave
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

IÆve avoided dripping coolant on my blade for fear that whatever I use would stick to the driving wheels and hold swarf to them. Is this not a possibility?
Jack Dinan
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

I use a water soluble coolant in a spray bottle and mist as needed while sawing.  I'm not cutting anything major, 2 inch diameter is probably my biggest. On
Dave
Sep 9
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Re: Oil the blades while cutting?

Personally I don't really think it is an either/or question, you should use cutting oil at all times when cutting mild steel regardless of the type of blade
gerry waclawiak
Sep 9
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